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Part 15 of 21: The Law of Victory
The Law of Victory: Leaders find a way for the team to win. ~ John C. Maxwell
Leaders make things happen. They are unwilling to accept failure as their reality and choose to do all humanly possible (and sometimes even more) to achieve victory. Not just for themselves, but for their teams. Leaders live and breath success.
Leaders are resilient. They don’t feed off of the past, but choose to move forward toward the next victory. Leaders are achievers. Leaders are winners.Leaders are resilient. They constantly move forward toward the NEXT victory. Click To Tweet
Donald Trump said it well when he stated, ‘Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.’
Leaders understand that they don’t need to win every battle to be victorious. They are patient and understand that victory sometimes takes time and often even sacrifices. They use the Law of Navigation and choose their fights wisely.
There are 3 components of victory you need to be aware of as a leader.
1. Unity of vision
Teams succeed when there is a unity of vision, no matter how much talent or potential there is. That’s true in sports, business, nonprofits, even families. If everybody is pulling different way, pursuing their own agenda, the team can’t win.
2. Diversity of skills
Many leaders forget that best teams need diversity of skills. Business full of sales people, but without a good client care team isn’t going to get far. You need to look for diversity in all areas – cognitive (knowledge, experience), affective (personality) and conative (instincts and natural strengths). Otherwise you’ll have great fun, but not such great results.
3. A leader dedicated to victory and raising team members to their potential
You can’t win without good athletes, but you can lose with them. The right players with the proper diversity of talent don’t come together on their own. It takes a leader to make those things happen. It takes a leader to provide the motivation, empowerment, and direction required to win.
What is your level of expectation when it comes to succeeding for your organization? How dedicated are you to winning your ‘game’? Are you going to have the Law of Victory in your corner as you fight? Or as times get tough, are you going to throw in a towel? Your answer to this question will determine whether you succeed or fail as a leader and whether your team wins or loses.
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This article is part of a 21-part leadership series.
To your success,
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